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William Marutani Interview

Date: September 11, 1997
Location: University of CA, Los Angeles
Videographer: Matt Emery
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-44
00:52:56
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Nisei male. Born March 31, 1923, in Kent, Washington. Incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Philadelphia judge. Only Japanese American member appointed to serve on the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC). Mr. Marutani passed away November 15, 2004.
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Background information Segment 1 of 25 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Serving in the U.S. occupation forces in Japan, confronting racism while in uniform Segment 2 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Family in Japan, war is hell Segment 3 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Getting involved in the redress movement Segment 4 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Researching the litigation option, "justiciable controversy" and writ of error coram nobis Segment 5 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles The Mitsuye Endo case, justice delayed Segment 6 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles The decision to form a commission Segment 7 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings; shock, surprise, and rage Segment 8 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Striving for impartiality during the commission hearings Segment 9 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Deciding to accept the commission appointment Segment 10 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Dealing with the criticism and scrutiny of being on the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Segment 11 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Being the only Japanese American on the commission, knowing the facts Segment 12 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Larger awareness of Japanese American history Segment 13 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Having faith in the facts Segment 14 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles The commission meetings, very little discussion Segment 15 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Impact of the commission hearings on the Japanese American community Segment 16 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Opposition to redress at the hearings Segment 17 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles The impact of the commission hearings on non-Japanese Americans Segment 18 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles The decision to form a commission Segment 19 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles The commission findings and recommendations, a pragmatic approach Segment 20 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Preparing the commission's recommendations Segment 21 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Looking back on the accomplishments of the redress movement Segment 22 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Thoughts on the significance of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 Segment 23 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Reasons for the success of redress Segment 24 of 25 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: University of CA, Los Angeles Reflections Segment 25 of 25 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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